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What Is Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Avoidant personality disorder is an enduring pattern of behavior related to social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and sensitivity to rejection …

Psychology

How To Come Back From A Depressive Spell

Given that more than 300 million people worldwide have had depression, we're all bound to have vastly different experiences living with it. But for …

Depression

20 Money Hacks to Increase Your Financial Freedom

Knowing the basics of personal finance will make your life a hell of a lot easier.The post 20 Money Hacks to Increase Your Financial Freedom appeared …

Ask yourself these questions before saying “yes” or “no” to anything

Your approach should change depending on your circumstances.<p>A LinkedIn connection that you’ve never met in person asks if you’d like to meet for a coffee. Your boss invites you to a networking dinner with several executives from the office. Your former college professor asks if you would be …

Shonda Rhimes

The Power of Positive People

Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness?<p>While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being also is influenced by the company we keep. Researchers have found that certain health behaviors appear to be …

Happiness

Get Angry Easily? Science Just Discovered It Says a Lot About Your Intelligence

You get angry because other people aren't quite as smart as you, right?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Rage is all the rage these days.<p>It brings people together in a scalding bath of solidarity.<p>It separates people from the …

Psychology

5 Tips for Coping with Regret

It's normal to experience big and small regrets, and regret isn't an emotion you need to be scared of. Here are some tips for coping when it</b> …

Self-help

A Creative Way to Cope with Depression

“Ghostlike, you watch me in my morning shower,<p>You hover in the corner of the kitchen.<p>You sit seductively on the soft sofa<p>Wearing an evil …

Depression

Best Doctors: 12 Common Mental Illnesses Defined, Treated

It’s a harsh reality. Approximately one in five American adults experience mental illness each year, with one in 25 living with a serious mental …

Depression

The Relation Between Invalidating Parenting and BPD

A new review article by Musser and colleagues,1 on the relation between parental invalidation and borderline personality disorder, has concluded that …

Psychology

The Three Most Powerful Motivations

—We all have times when we’re not sticking to our plans, not feeling psyched about what we’re supposed to be doing, and when we know we just need to …

Meditation

15 Behaviors We Don't Always Recognize Are Self-Harm

Sometimes, self-harm doesn’t “look” like self-harm at all.<p><i>15 Behaviors We Don’t Always Recognize Are Self-Harm was originally published on The Mighty.</i><p>By Juliette Virzi<p>When people talk about “self-harm,” they’re usually referring to self-mutilation behaviors like cutting. But cutting is not the only …

Depression

Can People with Borderline Personality Disorder Change?

The idea that personality is stable over adulthood is no longer considered accurate in life-span psychology, even though the average person often …

Psychology

Self-Care: An A To Z Guide

A more or less definitive guide to taking care of yourself.<p>By now, <i>so</i> much has been written about self-care: what it is, what it isn't, what it can do, what it can't. It has been bastardized, commercialized, reclaimed, redefined. And while there's no shortage of information on self-care out there, …

Self-help

7 Psychological Defenses That Aren't Protecting You, But Making You Weaker

Many of our worst qualities do not actually come from being morally corrupt or misguided. They are more often psychological defense mechanisms that we don’t understand. <br>The interesting thing about most defense mechanisms is that they often do the opposite of what we want them to. Instead of leaning …

Self-help

5 Steps to Quickly Stop Negative Thoughts

Battle negative thinking and win.<p>No one feels good after receiving harsh feedback or making a mistake. It's natural to feel bad about yourself when you face a setback. But for many people, negative thoughts can seep into your mind in other sneaky ways.<p>Perhaps you feel like an imposter, as if you're …

Self-help

Jerome by Heart: A Tender Illustrated Celebration of Love Too Boundless for Labels to Contain

A bold and jubilant defense of the heart’s indomitable truth.<p>To love every fiber of another’s being with every fiber of your own is a rare, beautiful, and thoroughly disorienting experience — one which the term <i>in love</i> feels too small to hold. Its fact becomes a gravitational center of your …

Literature

11 Expert Tips for Finding the Right Bra Size and Fit

For many people, bra shopping falls somewhere on the emotional scale between flat-out disappointing and totally traumatic, and the same could be said …

Clothing

The Four Temperaments: Are You An Explorer, A Builder, A Negotiator, Or A Director?

While most people believe that humans are either defined by their nurture, or their nature, some personality theorists have proposed that who we are …

20 physical, behavioural and emotional symptoms of bereavement and how to overcome them

It's a different road for everyone, but these suggestions could help...<p>Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things an individual can go through, …

Mental Health

These Are The Comfiest Non-Sneaker Shoes for Your Morning Commute

4 ways to make anxiety work for you

Don’t let anxiety drive you into overwhelm or procrastination. Here are four ways to beat it and take back your focus.<p>We’re getting more anxious.<p>A March 2018 survey from the American Psychiatric Association found that 39% of Americans report being more anxious than last year. Worries about …

Mental Health

How to Maintain Your Friendships

It’s easy to be there for friends and family members during the Big Life Events, like weddings, milestone birthdays, or a new job. These are …

How to treat anxiety naturally

Many people have chronic stress and anxiety. They face symptoms such as nervousness, agitation, tension, a racing heart, and chest pain.<p>In fact, …

Mental Health

Best of Our Blogs: July 10, 2018

How do you return to a sense of normalcy after tragedy?<p>Whether it’s something that’s happened to us or someone else, adversity can throw us off …

The Art of Lying

Lying has gotten a bad rap. In fact, it is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind. But how can one tell if a person is …

Is Feeling Cared About Important?

<b>Who Has Cared About You?</b><p><b>The Practice:<br>Is Feeling Cared About Important.</b><p><i>Why?</i><p>Everyone knows what it’s like to care about someone. Remember being with a …

25 Children’s Books That Inspire Empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. And that ability is not something we are born with, it is a characteristic we …

Children's Books

8 Books About Dating And Love To Read When You're Feeling All Mixed Up About Romance

If there's one thing I know about love, it's that it can be extremely confusing. Whether you're agonizing over a crush or questioning your sexuality …